Certified Pediatric Nurse
Distinguish yourself and your career! The Certified Pediatric Nurse (CPN) exam offers respected, accredited board certification for RNs with experience in the specialty. CPN certification can open doors to advancement, increase confidence, and provide a personal sense of accomplishment. Share the CPN Fact Sheet.
Get CPN Certified
The CPN exam validates knowledge and expertise of pediatric nurses beyond basic RN licensure. RNs may have a diploma, associate's degree, BSN, MSN, or higher nursing degree and meet one of two eligibility pathways.
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Recertify as a CPN
All certification boards require a renewal or recertification process to document how you are maintaining competence in practice. CPN "Recert" is annual and takes place each year between November 1 and January 31.
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Scheduling, Rescheduling, or Withdrawing?
Ready to schedule your exam or need to make changes? Don't forfeit fees or miss out on a use of your No Pass, No Pay code. Understand the process and your 90-day testing window policies.
Want to Preload Recert Activities?
Stay organized year-round and save time recertifying. Your optional ReCErt Tracker lets you document completed activities for future use on the official Recert application.